You know how sometimes, you come to a quick conclusion about something and then never think about it again? Sometimes, years later, you find out, you were wrong! This happens a lot when you’re very young. Some people call it “kid logic.”
Here’s an example from when I was a little kid: I thought my mother was giving us “popcorn money” when we received our allowance. This is because she called it “pocket money” and I misheard but, it made sense to me as a 5 year old that I would use the money to buy popcorn so….
Here’s one from when I was older. My mother recently asked me to give her the ‘cane vinegar’.
I said “What’s that?”
“You know… white vinegar.”
“Why did you call it cane vinegar? ”
“Because it’s make from sugar cane”
“Wait… what?!?! I though it was made from… vegetables or something…. I mean… look at the label…”
In that moment, as my mother and husband laughed heartily, I actually thought through the assumption I had made years before, an assumption or conclusion that I was hardly even aware I had made. I realised it made very little sense.
Moral of the story? Maybe some of the things we take for granted to be a certain way or to be true, are not. We just haven’t thought them through.